The Michigan Technical Committee (MTC) iscomprised of both governmental and non-governmental leaders representingenvironmentally related disciplines. The committee is chaired by the State Conservationist for the Natural Resources ConservationService in Michigan.
The MTC was formed as mandated by the 1996 FarmBill to analyze conservation issues, make recommendations and suggest guidelinesfor conservation programs. It provides a forum for public input and facilitates maximum coordination between federal, state, local and privateconservation efforts.
Resource specialists from MTC member agencies andorganizations serve on eight sub-groups of the MTC. These sub-groupsreport to the MTC with their recommendations. The MTC as a whole makes recommendations to the Michigan NRCS StateConservationist. The State Conservationist makes the final decisionsregarding program management and implementation ofFarm Bill conservation programs.